Class Notes Archive - 1990's
Kenneth J. Ashman
Kenneth has started his own firm in Chicago, IL. The firm focuses on business and corporate litigation, including matters that involve class actions; security law; Internet law; shareholder, partnership and employment disputes; insurance defense matters; and civil rights issues. They also engage in corporate counseling, internal corporate investigations, and transactional matters. Although juggling the practice of law with the running and management of a business can prove taxing, Kenneth finds it very rewarding.
Robert H. Bowen
I am married to Mona-Carpenter Bowen, with two children: Josephine (7) and Victoria (5). I practice law in Lunenburg with my father, Robert B. Bowen ('59), and my wife Mona. In addition to my law practice, I am serving my second term on the Board of Selectmen in Lunenburg, and am currently the Chairman of the Board. (8/05)
I have either come full circle or haven't gotten very far in life! I am back at BU and teaching in the Criminal Clinic. My first trial was as a student prosecutor as part of the Clinic in 1990. Here it is fifteen years later and I am back in the program. In the interim, I served for six years as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, three years as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts, and three years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston. I also went back to school to get an MPA at the Kennedy School of Government.
After I moved home to Boston from NYC, I volunteered for the Clinical classes as a mock trial judge. During one of those visits back, I told Professor Fran Burns, that she had my dream job. And I was right! After Fran retired, I came on-board to teach as a Visiting Clinical Professor for two years and was appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor this year. It has been a great experience (and I am always looking for alumni volunteers to come back and impart wisdom to my current students!).
On the personal side, my partner, Mike Harrington (also a lawyer...) and I live in an old Victorian home in Dorchester that we bought last year. (8/05)
Susan (Green) Etheridge
Susan is President of Professional Placement Services,Inc., a legal recruiting corporation which places attorneys, legal administrators, legal nurse consultants and all legal staff. The business recently expanded and now has offices located in Miami and Tampa Florida and Ridgewood New Jersey. Susan has been married over ten year to her husband Jay and has a five-year- old daughter, Aubrey. (10/01)
Edward J. Goddard
Most importantly, I have been married for nine years and have three great kids: Jack (8), Bryce (5), and Calvi (4). I live in Wrentham, Mass., but work as the National Director of Labor Relations for a Louisville, Ky.-based nursing home and long term acute-care hospital chain. I've been with them for seven years; before that Chris Kenney (1990) and I set up a firm in Boston for two years. I still see and talk to many from Class of 1990, especially my Section D friends. I may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope everyone is well. (6/05)
Ronnie Michelle Grill
I am a partner at Kopff, Nardelli & Dopf, LLP, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice defense litigation. My husband Bruce and I welcomed our first child, Ben, into the world in February 2005. (6/05)
I am currently working part-time in probate law, but spend most of my time managing the litigation between my two sons, Andrew (8) and Aaron (4). Seriously, I enjoy being at home with them, but plan on working more hours once they are both in school, hopefully in a public interest job. I wish I could be at the reunion but was just in Boston with my kids and husband. Hope to see you at the next one. (9/05)
Bradley P. Kammholz
Bradley has been named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the New York State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section for his commitment to education through volunteerism, and the legal profession. Kammholz focuses his practice on plaintiff's personal injury, including products liability, medical malpractice, automobile, premises liability and civil rights litigation. Active in the Lawyers for Learning and Tools for Schools Programs since 1995, Kammholz has assisted in significantly increasing the size of the program to serve more than 1,000 children with the help of more than 112 attorneys. The program continues to mentor, provide donated school supplies and provide grant money to students in the Rochester City School District. (1/02)
Daniel currently works in appellate law practice for the Connecticut firm of Wiggin & Dana. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and three children: Miriam (6), Ari (4), and Etan (17mos.). In his spare time he enjoys sailing, woodworking, and playing the piano. He writes, "Life is sweet!" (10/02)
Susan Kulber Laffer
I joined Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. (CED), as Assistant General Counsel in January 2005. I am responsible for managing litigation, handling labor and employment law matters throughout the country, and other corporate counsel functions.
Larry and I just celebrated our 19th anniversary and the Bat Mitzvah of our daughter, Alexandra. Our 10 year-old son, Evan, just played Puck in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at Pepperdine University. All is well. (6/05)
Jennifer and I now have four children: Nirupam (10), Chandani (8), Sunaina (5), and Krishanu (6 mo.). B-G-G-B in case the names aren't obvious. We've filled up all the bedrooms in our house. I've had quite a fun legal and non-legal career during the last 15 years having gone from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office to the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Sections in U.S. DOJ to the Motion Picture Association (MPAA) to build their Worldwide Internet Enforcement Department to Microsoft's Law and Corporate Affairs to work on worldwide criminal compliance, virus enforcement, corporate security, and child safety matters. And now, I'm in the business side of the company in charge of delivering the child safe computing strategy for Windows. (9/05)
Michael has enjoyed a wide-ranging law practice since joining the Air Force after BU Law. Michael has lived in Tucson, Korea, Los Angeles, Japan, and now Charlottesville, where he is earning his LL.M. in Military Law, specializing in government contract law. He writes "I'll be taking my family on our next adventure this summer, as we move to Iceland for the next two years. I will be the Deputy Legal Advisor to the Joint Forces Commander, practicing primarily in the international law and contract law areas. We're looking forward to seeing plenty of Europe, and any of my classmates are welcome to visit anytime!" (11/01)
Alan is the Chief Operating Officer of Palace Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates four professional sports teams (NBA’s Detroit Pistons, NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, WNBA’s Detroit Shock and AFL’s Detroit Fury) and four entertainment venues (The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival in Michigan and the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida). In addition, Ostfield is actively involved with the Detroit Pistons’ basketball operations, including managing the NBA’s salary cap and participating in player transactions.
Ostfield joined Palace Sports & Entertainment, as Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, in January 2000. In 2000, 2001 and 2002 Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal included Ostfield on its annual “Forty Under 40” list (which recognizes the 40 most influential sports executives under the age of 40), culminating in Street & Smith inducting Ostfield into its Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame in 2002. In addition, Ostfield has written articles for various publications and spoken at several universities regarding the business of professional sports and sports law.
Ostfield is actively involved in many community and educational activities. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Board of Advisors for the National Sports Law Institute. Ostfield is also involved in Palace Sports & Entertainment’s community activities, including the NBA’s Read to Achieve program and the Palace Speakers Bureau. While in San Diego, Ostfield’s community activities included being a member of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego and a mentor for the San Diego City School District Pen Pal Program. He, his wife Jennifer and their son Benjamin and dog Sonny live in Beverly Hills, Michigan. (3/03)
Marshall T. Potashner
I am a partner in the midtown firm of Jaffe & Asher LLP. My practice is focused on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. My wife, Alexandra, is a neurologist and attending physician at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Our daughter, Ariel Kathryn, was born on May 13, 2003. She keeps us laughing (and busy) on a daily basis. (6/05)
Pamela L. Taylor
Pamela joined Bell, Boyd & Lloyd counseling clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, medical, product and heavy equipment industries on antitrust, licensing and distribution issues. Prior to joining, she as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission where she investigated corporate mergers and acquisitions for potential violations of the antitrust laws and was responsible for all phases of investigation and trial preparation (1/02)
After graduating BU Law, Robert returned to Long Island and began practicing as an associate in a matrimonial law firm. In 1992, he married Carolyn Corn '91. Robert writes "In 1994, I decided I'd had enough of being an associate and formed my own firm. My general practice emphasizes real estate, but also includes matrimonial, trusts and estates, corporate, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, personal injury and criminal matters. With the addition of my wife and another associate, my firm has grown larger and is now situated in Great Neck, New York. Carolyn and I have two beautiful children - Allison (5) and Ryan (3) who keep us on our toes." (10/01)
Penny Tishgart Blender
Penny is proud to announce the birth of her first child, Max Ethan Blender, born on July 21, 1999. (which is also Penny's birthday). Penny is working part time at Rothberg and Federman in Bucks County representing injured workers. (10/01)
After graduating BU Law, Carolyn began litigating employment discrimination and civil rights cases in Long Island and New York City. She married Robert Bichoupan '91 in 1992. She goes on to write: "In 1996, during my first pregnancy, I left my job to work with Rob in his law firm, so that I would have the freedom to work more flexible hours. Now, two children and 5 years later, Rob and I are still working together. We have two beautiful children, Allison (5) and Ryan (3) - both of whom can argue, negotiate and diplomatically persuade like no attorney you've ever heard!" (10/01)
Edward J. Kelly, IV
It has been a busy year for Ed Kelly in Thailand. On September 19, 2006, he and his wife Sasithorn had to flee from Bangkok to Cambodia during the execution of a bloodless coup d'etat by the Royal Thai Armed forces. Thankfully, violence during the coup was minimal and they could return to their home relatively quickly. Nevertheless Thailand remains under martial law and all civil liberties under the Constitution have been suspended.
In July 2006, he was promoted to be Chief Client Relationship Officer at Tilleke & Gibbins, shortly after declining an offer to join international firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary International LLP as a partner to head up DLA's Thai intellectual property practice. Ed's firm has more than 5000 active clients from more than 120 countries around the world.
In April, Ed was identified as a pre-eminent practitioner in the Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, Managing Intellectual Property, 2006 edition. He was also selected for listing in International WHO'S WHO of Professionals, 2005-2006 edition, and he was selected by the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Survey as one of Asia's leading business lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property, for the fourth straight year. He was also rated as "Recommended" by the Practical Law Company's "Which Lawyer?" directory service for expertise in IP and life sciences. Finally, he was selected as a leading patent lawyer and authored a chapter in the book, International Patent Law, published by Aspatore Books, released in March 2005 and the firm's IP Practice is unibersally recognized as the top IP practice in Indochina.
Ed has been appointed to teach a course on Commercialization of IP Assets in Developing Countries at the prestigious Nanyang Technological University of Singapore ("NTU") on Saturdays between August 1-November 1 2006, along with Mr Zaid Hamzah, Director of Intellectual Property for the Asia Pacific Legal and Corporate Affairs Group of Microsoft, operating out of Singapore. He has also been appointed as a guest law lecturer with Santa Clara university School of Law in California.
On September 7-8, Ed presented a lecture and white paper to the State Bar of California for the Intellectual Property Section meeting in Santa Clara California on "IP and the Far East". Then, on October 4, 2006, Ed presented the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition ("IACC") in Dallas Texas. Finally, On October 21, Ed presented to the Plenary Session of the Fall Meeting of the New York State Bar Association and Shanghai Bar Association in Shanghai, with a speech entitled "Professional Responsibility: Ethical Dilemmas Across Borders in a Borderless World". (6/05)
Harold L. Kofman
On March 11, 2002, Morristown law firm Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP was pleased to announce the admittance of Harold L. Kofman as counsel to the firm. As stated on the Press Release, "Harold L. Kofman, of Morristown, has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, particularly in connection with representing financial services institutions in consumer class actions. Mr. Kofman also has extensive experience in cases involving business torts and matters concerning negotiable instruments. He received his B.A., cum laude, from George Washington University in 1988 and his J.D., summa cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1991. Mr. Kofman is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York." (3/02)
Anne Marie Longobucco
Anne Marie recently joined the Boston firm of Bromberg & Sunstein as an associate. She concentrates in commercial and intellectual property litigation.
I married Stephen Silver on May 20, 2001. I am currently working as In-house Counsel for Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in New York, New York and reside in Glen Rock, New Jersey. (2/02)
After 8 years with a boutique firm, I recently decided to make a move back into a big firm and -- together with 2 other lawyers from my old firm -- joined Saul Ewing LLP in Philadelphia to head up a Employee Defection & Recruitment Practice Group. We have a national practice concentrating on the litigation of non-compete agreements, trade secrets, duty of loyalty and related issues. It is an exciting opportunity and we have been lucky to get some good free publicity from the Philadelphia area business and legal press." (8/02)
Elizabeth A. Wilson
On August 1, 2003, she opened the Hong Kong office for Bondholder Communications Group, a New York based company that specializes in tracking down bondholders and coordinating voting in connection with debt tender offers, consent solicitations, exchange offers and restructurings. Prior to joining Bondholder Communications, she was in-house counsel with UBS Warburg in Hong Kong handling debt capital markets transactions. (2/04)
Robert was recently elected partner at Altheimer & Gray, a 274-lawyer firm based in Chicago. Robert's practice concentrates in commercial litigation and white-collar defense for corporate and individual clients. He also advises clients doing business in transitional East European and Asian markets concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Robert has been married to his wife, Carrie since July, 1998. They are living happily in Chicago. (10/01)
On the personal front: I live in Silver Spring, Maryland, with my husband, Bill Burton. On the professional front: I started my career as a food and drug lawyer in private practice. I then spent seven years as a Trial Attorney at the Justice Department, prosecuting civil and criminal cases under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. I have just accepted a job as an Associate Director and Senior Regulatory Counsel of the Office of Compliance of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Below is the Office Director's announcement of my appointment. Alums can contact me at email@example.com. Thanks. (7/02)
I joined the Hartford office of Day, Berry & Howard last November as Counsel, dividing my time between the Insurance and Torts Litigation and Commercial Litigation Departments. Prior to that time, I was a partner at Coale, Cooley, Lietz, McInerny & Broadus - formerly the law firm of Coale & Van Susteren, which was founded by my former partners Greta Van Susteren (CNN) and her husband, John Coale. There I specialized in litigating wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims and medical malpractice claims. I relocated to Connecticut when my then-fiancé, Joe Chontos, became the General Counsel and Vice-President of Electric Boat in Groton, CT, a defense contractor/manufacturer of nuclear submarines. We met in 1995 when we were both associates at the D.C. office of Jenner & Block and were just recently married on October 20th of this year in Charleston, South Carolina. We are in the process of getting settled into our new house in Deep River, CT and preparing for the holidays. Hope everyone is doing well. (11/01)
My husband, Mark (also Law '92), and I have been in Hartford, CT since graduation. After clerking for two years, I started at Day, Berry & Howard LLP, where I became a partner as of 1/1/01. My practice focuses on employment litigation, defending employers against claims of discrimination and other related claims. It is fun, challenging and very satisfying work.
Mark practiced for five years at a Hartford firm, primarily doing private placements, and then in 1997 went in-house at United Technologies Corporation, where his current position is at corporate headquarters and focuses on antitrust issues.
We have two wonderful children: Helen, who is almost 5 and just started kindergarten, and Paul, who is 17 months and never stops moving. We would love to hear from our classmates! (10/02)
I am happy to report that I was elected to the partnership of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, in March. I am a resident in the Washington, D.C. office. I continue to practice in the areas of advertising, intellectual property and other litigation involving regulated industries. On a more personal note, my wife and I had our third boy (yikes). The future additions to the new Washington Nationals roster are Evan (5 1/2), Oliver (4), and Lucas (9 months). (6/05)
Susan joined King & Spalding in January 2001 as a partner in the litigation group of its New York office, where she focuses on commercial litigation and securities litigation involving complex financial instruments and derivatives. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Susan practiced in the litigation department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York. She lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Robert Fermann. Susan may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (11/01)
Susan and her husband, Robert Fermann, welcomed the birth of their son, Trevor Thomas Fermann, on February 7, 2003. Susan is a partner in the Business Litigation group at King & Spalding LLP in New York City. The family lives in Bedford, New York. (3/03)
Keith and Cindy Gottfried, residents of the Washington, DC suburb of Gaithersburg, Maryland, announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Regine. Sophie Regine was born at 10:31 a.m. on March 14 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. At birth, she weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and had a length of 20.5 inches.
The latest addition to the Gottfried family is named after Mr. Gottfried’s paternal grandmother Sadye Gottfried and Mrs. Gottfried’s maternal grandmother Regine Poler.
Mr. Gottfried, 39, is a native of Queens, New York City and is the son of Rosalie P. Gottfried, of Queens, New York City, and Bertram D. Gottfried, of Melbourne, Florida. Mr. Gottfried is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development where he has served since October 2005 when his nomination to the position by President George W. Bush was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Mr. Gottfried holds a law degree from Boston University's School of Law where he was a named an Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar of Law and a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar of Law, an M.B.A. from Boston University's Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Economics (concentrated in accounting) from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Mrs. Gottfried, 34, also an attorney, is the daughter of Mauricio and Gloria Goldwasser, of Bogotá, Colombia and Rachel and Carlos Tisminezky, of Caracas, Venezuela. Prior to relocating to Maryland, she served as a Case Manager in San Mateo, California at the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC), a non-profit organization serving individuals, groups, and organizations throughout San Mateo County with conflict prevention, management and resolution services. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Mrs. Gottfried grew up in Miami. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. 5/7/06
Steven and his wife, Jill Gould (Jill Beck, class of '92), have two children, Michael (5) and Shira (2). Steven writes "I hung out my shingle in 1994, and later formed a litigation boutique with one partner under the name of Brown & Gould, LLP. We represent clients in the federal and local courts of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (and we're really, really good at it)." (11/01)
Wendy was just named General Counsel at the Olen Companies. Olen is the second largest builder in Orange County with over 1.5 billion dollars in assets. Olen also builds extensively in Nevada and Florida. Her husband, Kermit Marsh (Stanford 1987, Boalt Hall 1990), is also an attorney and a city councilman in Westminster, California. Wendy was his campaign manager in the past two elections. Their son, Dermot Powels Huang-Marsh, was born on November 28, 1998. (11/01)
I was recently appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Crown Realty & Development in California. Also, I want to announce the birth of our third child, baby girl Morgan, who joins her big brothers Dermot (6) and Connor (2). (9/04)
Having spent just over 7 years at the New Hampshire Public Defender's Office, the last 3 of which were as the Managing Attorney of its Nashua Branch, Stuart has taken a one year leave of absence to volunteer for an organization that was created by the ABA and DOJ called the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (DOJ/CEELI). He is living in Montenegro and providing informational and technical assistance in Montenegro during their efforts to reform their criminal justice system. (11/01)
After leaving the Structured Finance Department at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1997 I became Vice-President/Senior Analyst in the Structured Finance Group at Moodys Investors Service analyzing and rating corporate debt instruments. In October 2000 I was promoted to Managing Director. My wife, Gail Oxfeld Kanef '92, and I live in Short Hills, New Jersey with our two children, Max, 5 and Daniel 3. (4/02)
Josh is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, doing intellectual property and media litigation. Josh returned to NYC in July after having spent three years at Weil's Silicon Valley Office. He and his wife have two kids -- Jack, 3 and a half, and Jessica, 15 months -- and another boy is on the way. (11/01)
Thomas P. Lambert
Halloran & Sage LLP, in Hartford CT, has announced the admission to partnership of Thomas P. Lambert, a member of the firm's Tort and General Litigation and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, resident in Westport. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Cum Laude, 1989); and the Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1992), Mr. Lambert concentrates his practice in the areas of products liability, legal malpractice, insurance litigation, and personal injury matters. He has defended claims against manufacturers and sellers in numerous jurisdictions and involving a wide range of products, including power tools, trucks, construction and industrial equipment, medical devices, chemicals, computer keyboards, and sports equipment.
In the area of commercial litigation, Mr. Lambert represents small businesses, condominium associations, and domestic and multinational corporations involving commercial disputes. Mr. Lambert represents corporate clients in litigation involving the enforcement of joint venture agreements, claims concerning misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, claims of fraud, and claims of breach of contract. Most recently, Mr. Lambert successfully enforced a joint venture agreement for a multinational corporation concerning the construction of a co-generation plant in a third world nation.
Mr. Lambert is a member of the Fairfield County and Connecticut Bar Associations, and he is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. (2/02)
Following graduation, Neil spent 6 years at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in Cleveland, Ohio working on M&A and private equity transactions. In 1998, he and his wife Susan moved to Boca Raton, Florida where Neil served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and subsequently as President of BMJ Medical Management, Inc., a publicly traded physician practice management company.
Neil writes: "shortly after arriving in Boca Raton, BMJ filed for bankruptcy and I spent the next several years overseeing the disposition of assets. In 2000, we returned to Cleveland where I joined Casas Benjamin & White LLC, a boutique restructuring, investment banking and private equity firm. In March 2002 we were blessed with the arrival of our beautiful daughter Margot." (8/02)
Mark S. Miller
I have recently accepted the position of Director of Fraud, Investigation and Recovery for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. After serving for nearly a decade at the Commonwealth's Medicaid Program initially as an attorney, and later as a manager, I decided to take on a new challenge at the State's public assistance agency. (6/05)
Helen (Bergman) Moure
In April, 2001 my husband Charles Moure and I welcomed our second daughter Isobel Caroline Moure. After a six month maternity leave, I returned to full time practice as a commercial litigator with Preston Gates & Ellis, where I was elected to the partnership effective January, 2002. Our older daughter, Cecilia (born 6/98) contributes to our lively household." (7/02)
James was elected a shareholder and director of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green in 1998 - a large New England law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Boston. His practice focuses on corporate defense and probate litigation. Jim and his wonderful wife, Anna, were married in 1995. They have two sons, Jimmy (age 5) and Connor (age 3). Jim can be reached at email@example.com.(10/03)
Daniel and his wife Lauren had their third child, Tara Elizabeth, this past November. It's been a busy year for Dan, as he accepted a position with KPMG, LLP in their tax department. Dan now heads the Compensation and Benefits department for KPMG's Short Hills office. (4/02)
I am serving as co-chair of the intellectual property practice at the NY office of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, where I have been a partner since 1998. I focus mainly on patent litigation and prosecution, primarily in software and telecom. It pays the bills, or so I'm told. My wife Naomi and I have two terrific daughters, Talia (5 and a half years old) and Eden (2 years old), and we very recently added a son Ari. (10/02)
After four years as a Massachusetts assistant attorney general, I joined the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in 1997 as an assistant district attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit. In 2001, I became Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit. I supervise all Superior Court domestic violence prosecutions, set policy for all domestic violence prosecutions in Suffolk County, and oversee our staff in the new, federally-funded Dorchester Domestic Violence Court.
My husband, Josh, and I have been married for five years and live in Boston. We have two children, Rena, 2 1/2, and Nathaniel, 4 months. (10/02)
In his reserve capacity, Jaime was selected for command of the 75th Legal Services Organization and, in his capacity, he is now the Presiding Administrative Law Judge for the Regional Office in Sacramento of the California Office of Administrative Hearings.(1/02)
Marc N. Sperber
Marc has been at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers since October 1992 as a New York City Teaching Fellow. He currently teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History, Economics, and Participation in Government. In the fall of 2004 he will inaugurate a new Advanced Placement course in American Government and Comparative Politics. He will be the advisor to the Mock Trial Team in the 2004-05 school year. In 2003, he was selected as a College Board Fellow for advanced training in U.S. History teaching techniques and is working with teachers from other high schools in Manhattan to develop a standardized Law Academy curriculum. (8/04)
I have been at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers since October 1992 as a New York City Teaching Fellow. I currently teach Advanced Placement U.S. History, Economics, and Participation in Government. I was also the advisor to the Mock Trial Team in the 2004-05 school year and I am working with teachers from other high schools in Manhattan to develop a standardized Law Academy curriculum. (6/05)
Charles "Rob" Sturm
In November 2002, my wife and I relocated from San Francisco to Southern Oregon and the small town of Klamath Falls. I currently work as Senior Corporate Counsel for JELD-WEN, Inc., with responsibility over the Company's labor and employment law matters. We've both settled in nicely to the small town lifestyle. My wife is a computer programmer for the Company and keeps busy playing in two billiard leagues (she's nicknamed the Black Widow Spider). I still teach my weekly indoor cycling (Spinning) class, am on the local CASA board of directors and do my best to stay active in community affairs. I am sorry I missed seeing you all during the 10 year reunion and would welcome updating emails from my former classmates." firstname.lastname@example.org (11/03)
I am a partner in the law firm of Huff Wilkes, LLP, and have been named Senior Legal Advisor on Mortgage Finance to the Government of Egypt. Egypt’s five-year financial reform effort is the largest such project in Africa and the Middle East. I currently live in Katonah, N.Y., with my wife, Susan, and son, Matthew. (6/06)
After graduating law school I moved to New York City to practice labor and employment law with Proskauer Rose. In 1995 I moved to California (to be with my husband) and began working at Morrison & Foerster. Since then I have gotten married, had two children and moved back to New York. I am now a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster, running the labor and employment department of the New York office. My husband and I and our two children live in Connecticut. Life is very busy. I can be reached at email@example.com. (10/02)
recently made partner at Leopold, Petrich & Smith, and entertainment law firm. He has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses on Media law at U.S.C. since 1996. He writes: "my wife and I recently purchased a house overlooking the ocean in Manhattan Beach. Our son, Dean, is not two years-old and incredibly adorable. Surf is still good! (2/03)
I recently moved over as a Partner to Fox Spillane Shaeffer LLP in Century City, where I can continue to expand my intellectual property and media litigation practice. I have been teaching media and communications law at USC for the past 12 years and just finished a stint as the President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. My six year-old boy is in Kindergarten in Malibu and my two year-old girl is the cutest thing on God's green Earth. (6/05)
I will not be able to attend the reunion, but wanted to send my regards to all my classmates and wish you continued success in all your endeavors. I am living in Stamford, CT with my husband Brad and our three children, ages 9, 7 and 5. For the last 4 months I have been employed part time as an associate in a small but established law firm in Stamford doing civil litigation as well as real estate and property law. This is my first job since graduating from law school and I am glad I have spent the last ten years home full time with my children. Working part time is ideal now that all my kids are in school and I enjoy the collegial atmosphere at my firm and the flexibility I have to still be with my children when they need me. (10/03)
Matt has recently been named as the NYC-based general manager for RICS, the world's leading organization of property professionals. He will spearhead the effort to build the organization's presence in North America. (10/03)
I have a really good excuse for missing the 10th year reunion -- I got married on that day. My wife, Donna, is a teacher/administrator who focuses on children with learning and behavioral disorders, which makes her qualified to be married to me. After graduation, I had a two-year stint at a firm in Philadelphia doing patent prosecution, and then I joined the firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. I was in the DC office for about 6 years, and then moved to our San Francisco office, where I have been for nearly 3 years. I was elected to the partnership in September of 2001. My practice focuses on litigation, and includes a steady diet of intellectual property, antitrust, and patent-related work. I also head up the firm's pro bono efforts in San Francisco. (2/04)
Doug left the private practice in 2000 to work as an attorney for the Environmental division of Kemper Insurance Company. He writes "I had to find a 9-to-5 job in anticipation of the arrival of our second daughter, Adena, who joined us on September 11, 2000. Adena, big sister Briya, and little (compared to what she was before the birth) mother Nadine certainly seem to appreciate the trade-off of lower salary for better lifestyle. We'll see how long that feeling lasts." (11/01)
Melissa Fields Crothers
I will unfortunately be unable to attend the reunion this year. Child number 1 is soon on the way so I cannot travel. I look forward to the 15th!" (8/03)
Jeffrey, of Ellicott City, Md., works in the legal department of Deutsche Asset Management. He and his wife, Beth, were expecting their second child in November. E-mail Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org. (2/04)
David Breitbart Frischling
David and his wife Sharon announce the birth of their son, Eli Ross, on July 20, 2000. He joins Sarah Anne, 3. David recently became General Counsel of AccuSoft Corporation of Northborough, MA, a leading provider of digital imaging software. They live in Brookline, MA email@example.com. (11/01)
My wife Judith, nearly 3 year old son Lucien and I recently relocated from Park Slope, Brooklyn to bucolic Maplewood, NJ. I'm in my fourth year in BMG Music's Legal & Business Affairs department, handling a wide variety of digital music licensing, copyright, trademark and general corporate matters." (2/04)
I was unable to attend the reunion, as my second son was born the week before. I have been living in Chicago for 8 years where I started a Real Estate Investment Company. I would love to hear from my old classmates. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org (8/04)
Maria, of New Hyde Park, N.Y., married Michael Paciullo in June. She is an attorney with the corporate department of Rivkin, Radler, and Kremer. She says hello to all her former classmates. E-mail Maria at email@example.com. (2/04)
Geoffrey di Mauro
Geoffrey has joined the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. as an associate attorney in the litigation department. He concentrates his practice in litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
Di Mauro is a member of The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. In the community, di Mauro is active as a guardian ad litem for the Orange County Legal Aid Society, a director of the Duke University Alumni Association of Central Florida and a member of the community advisory board of WMFE public broadcasting stations.
Di Mauro and his wife Leslie live in Southwest Orlando with their two children, Nicholas and Alexander. (3/03)
Aaron reports from New York City, that he and Karyn (Weinberg) Polak '94 have two children Zachary (3.5 years) and Talya (21 months). Aaron recently left Arnold & Porter to return to the in-house life as Assistant General Counsel at Ernst & Young. He continues his work as a corporate transactional attorney in the general counsel's office. He is also an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, where he teaches a class in drafting contracts.
Karyn is a senior associate at Jones Day in the corporate finance group. Although he reports that things get a bit hectic between the two little ones and two full-time lawyers, Aaron still has sufficient time to enjoy some of the side benefits of a New York life: great food and lots to do. He has made contact recently with some of his fellow NYC alum, and would love to hear from more. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (9/03)
After spending ten years at a law firm in D.C., my family and I decided to make a change and I took a position with General Electric's Global Research Center in upstate New York in September 2003. I, my wife Jeanmarie and our children Griffin (9), Lawton (8) and Morgan (5) are beginning to adjust to the slower pace of life." (2/04)
Unfortunately, work and family obligations won't let me get away, although I would like to attend the reunion. I am currently working at a major PI firm in Syracuse, NY (Alexander & Catalano). I married a lawyer from the area, and we have two kids. Things are going very well. (10/03)
Sorry, can't make it to the reunion. In June, Andrea, our boys (Benjamin 4, James 2) and I moved to Munich for two years. I work for Siemens in New York City and last year I arranged to spend 2 years in Munich before my boys reach elementary school age. (10/03)
Bennett Savitz has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 1994. Prior to forming Savitz Law Offices, P.C., he was with the firms Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. in Boston, Goldman Savitz, P.C. in Boston and Pampanin Law Offices in Cambridge. He and his wife, Dina Savitz, have a daughter and a son. (11/01)
I became a partner in my firm in 2002. In 2002 I also obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in New Jersey, $9.7 million. In March, 2003 I obtained a New Jersey Appellate Division opinion ruling, on an issue of first impression, that doctors are subject to the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. In light of my specialization in torts, I often wonder how my worst law school grade came in torts as well - funny how things work out." (3/03)
On January 11, 2002, the law firm of Winston & Strawn announced the election of Chicago resident Deborah H. Telman, 36, to partner in the Chicago office.
Ms.Telman, a member of the firm's corporate department, concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and corporate finance. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in mathematics. She received her J.D. from Boston University, where she was an Edward J. Hennesy Scholar.
Ms.Telman is the immediate past chairperson and current board member of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. In addition, she is a 1999/2000 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago and serves on the board of directors of Jamal Place and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. (1/02)
William left Troop Steuber Psich Reddick & Tobey and joined the law firm of Howrey Simon Arnold & Whites, as a partner, in January 2001. At Howrey, William is in the Global Litigation Group, continuing to concentrate on complex commercial and insurance recovery litigation. (12/01)
After becoming a partner in a patent law firm, in 2000 I left to join Rigel Pharmaceuticals. (6/04)
Gina lives with her husband Alain and two-year old son Anthony Travis in Randolph. For the past four years, Gina has worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, where she handles both affirmative and defensive civil litigation on behalf of the United States.
Prior to joining this office, Gina spent more than five years at the state Attorney General's Office, both as a civil litigator and as a prosecutor. When she left the AG's Office in 1999, she was Acting Chief of the Unemployment Fraud Division.
In 2001, Gina was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders in Massachusetts by the Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Boston Jaycees) in its 50th year celebration, an award that has been given in the past to such distinguished individuals as John F. Kennedy, Leonard Zakim, and Thomas P. ("Tip") O'Neil.
Gina also accepted an invitation for membership in the Massachusetts Bar Foundation's Society of Fellows, an honor bestowed on only 1/2 of 1% of the Commonwealth's practicing bar.
Gina is currently a Trustee of her alma-mater, the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, and also Second-Vice President of the Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society (an organization of criminal justice professionals named after the first Black Judge in Massachusetts). She is also Past President of the 500+ member Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, a former board member of the American Red Cross (New England Region), and for several years, Gina was both a Lecturer in Law (Adjunct Faculty) for B.U. Law's Civil Practice Clinic and a competitions coach for the law school's ATLA Trial Teams. (8/03)
Dennis is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions. Dennis recently moved back to New York after having spent two years in Weil's Singapore office. Dennis and his wife Monica have three boys, Andrew (4), Noah (2) and Matthew (3 weeks). (6/04)
After graduating, I became the poster child at BU Law for all the things you can do with a law degree other than practice law. I have served as the Executive Director of a women's public policy organization, a foundation for women and children, and as a political lobbyist for the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.
My most exciting work is what I do now - In 2000 I started my own diversity and organizational development consulting and training practice in Boston. Business is growing quickly and I will be expanding over the next decade. I am married to Paul Facklam (a labor lawyer).
No kids, no dog, but we enjoy traveling, family and friends. I am still very close friends with Melanie Jacobs ('94) who is teaching at a law school in Michigan. (6/04)
Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
Kathleen and her husband of over 6 years, Brian, moved from MA to Santa Cruz, CA over 4 years ago. Kathleen was with a local firm until this past December, when she opened up her own firm, concentrating in estate planning, trust administration and business law.
On a more personal note, Kathleen and Brian just celebrated the second birthday of their daughter, Matilda Paige, born on 3/22/02 and welcomed their son, Donovan Jace on 3/17/04. Kathleen would love to hear from other alumni and she can be reached at KLBodmer@BodmerLaw.com (6/04)
Elise was elected as a member of the firm by the partners of Brown Rudnick Freed & Gesmer on December 12, 2001. Ms.Busny practices general commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on labor and employment, business torts and bankruptcy. Ms. Busny, a magna cum laude graduate from the Boston University School of Law, joined Brown Rudnick in 1995. She has appeared live on ABC News, Good Morning America, the CBS News Early Show, the Fox News Channel and National Public Radio. (1/02)
Lawton has been elected to the partnership of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Camp has experience in a variety of structured finance transactions and is a member of the firm's Structured Finance Department. Representative transactions include collateralized loan, bond, and debt obligations; synthetic collateralized debt obligations; credit card, trade and mutual fund fee receivables. (2/02)
I established a practice of my own in the areas of corporate and intellectual property law. Leslie and I, parents to two daughters, Solana (8) and Miranda (6), live just outside of Boston. (6/05)
Mark A. Dorff
Mark was elected as a member by the law firm of Brown Rudnick Freed & Gesmer on December 12, 2001. Mr. Dorff is engaged in general corporate practice, specializing in international business transactions in technology-related industries. He is a resident of the firm's London office. Mr. Dorff joined Brown Rudnick in 1996. (1/02)
Kimberly (Aponte) Ehrlich
Kimberly married Todd Ehrlich in October of 2002. She has been practicing as an Assistant District Attorney in the Narcotics Division, Philadelphia DA's Office since January of 2000. (3/03)
In 2004, I left the DA's office to become an associate at the law firm of Harry R. Blackburn & Associates, P.C., in Philadelphia, where I concentrate mainly on surety defense and construction litigation. No kids yet, but three step-kids: David (18), who is studying at Brown; Lauren (15); and Max (12). (6/05)
Dawn (Koren) Goldstein
Dawn and her husband, James Goldstein (BU Law '93), welcomed Judith Ellen Goldstein into the world on October 27, 2002. Dawn is a senior Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board's Special Litigation Branch and Jim is a Senior Attorney for Nextel Communication's Office of Government Affairs. (8/03)
Neil I. Graff
I spent six years at Deloitte & Touche in the M&A and International Tax specialty areas. I left to take a shot at the dot-com phenomenon and joined AGENCY.COM as VP, Tax Counsel. About the time when AGENCY.COM was purchased by Omnicom Group, a large advertising and corporate communications company, I joined Omnicom as a Tax Director (early 2003). Recently, my wife Nanci and I moved out of NYC to Great Neck. We are still adjusting to life outside the city! (6/05)
Glenn F. Hardy
I'm an adjunct professor at St. John's University in Queens, N.Y., teaching various law courses to undergrads. I also sit on the Judiciary Committee of the New York City bar, reviewing judges. Two years ago, I ran for the New York Assembly. My wife, (who's from Peru) and I had our first baby- Alexis Isabella, this past fall. On top of all that, we just opened up a day spa: Serenity Spa in New York City. (6/05)
I Worked at Shearman & Sterling (NY) for 1-1/2 years, specializing in syndicated bank financing and project finance. I then moved to Akin Gump (DC) for 3 years, doing a wide variety of general coporate work (including M&A, securities, joint ventures and other commercial agreements). I have been in-house at America Online since then, doing a variety of transactional work (e-commerce, advertising, marketing, strategic alliances, etc.).
Got married in 2000 to my wife, Stacey, who was a telecom lawyer at the time (now a stay-at-home mom). We met in college (Michigan - Go Blue!), but did not date until after I moved to DC. We have 2 kids, a girl, Gabrielle (Gabby), who will be 2 years old this summer and a boy, Garrett, who is 4 months old. Looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion! (6/04)
In July 2002, I joined the faculty at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Mich., where I teach family law, wills and trusts, property, and law and gender. During the Fall 2004 semester, I was a visiting professor at William & Mary, where I was teaching family law and property.
Elizabeth D. Katz
Ten years since we graduated! I can't believe it. I can't make our reunion in October because I am expecting my second baby girl October 3rd. Leticia and I have a daughter Gabby who's 2.4 years old. I've stayed in touch with Brett Levy who is married and has three boys and is doing great. I'd love to hear from Lauren and Heather. (6/04)
Steven was elected to the partnership of Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he specializes in intellectual property law, business and corporate transactions, securities law and entertainment law. He practices in the firm's Mill Valley and Oakland offices. (4/03).
Craig is the new Director of Business Development and Marketing at Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP. The 225-lawyer firm with offices in New York, L.A., Hartford and New Jersey, is a leader in technology, IP and real estate finance and has practices in all major areas of business law. Craig was the 2002 Spherion Marketer of the Year Award winner for "Marketing Initiative of the Year." He he can be reached in New York at 212.895.2545 or email@example.com.(2/04)
I just moved cross-country--from Manhattan to Newport Beach, Calif.--to join JAMS, The Resolution Experts, as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. JAMS is the nation’s largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services with 23 Resolution Centers nationwide. Prior to JAMS, I was at the New York law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, where I served as Director of Business Development and Marketing. Please feel free to contact me. (6/05)
Gerald Altman ('49) and I formed the law firm of Morse, Altman & Martin, concentrating in all aspects of intellectual property. (2/02)
Caryn (Gordon) McDowell
Caryn and James McDowell (J.D. 1991) were married in September 2003 in Michigan. (2/04)
I am currently a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. I have lived in Dallas since graduating from BU and have practiced at Weil since 1995 after beginning my career with a local Dallas firm. My fiancé and I have one child, a very active 17-month-old boy. (6/05)
Karyn Sue Weinberg Polak
In August 2004, I took on management responsibilities at Smith Barney for the lawyers in the product areas and the managed accounts business. It is an exciting and ever-expanding role. (6/05)
In 2001 I left Conde Nast and joined the Legal Affairs team at DC Comics, where I am today, protecting the rights of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman around the globe (and in alternate universes). I got married in 1997 to my wife Theresa. We had our first child, Malaya, in 2000, and our second child, Elina, in 2002. (6/05)
Hi everyone. I would really like to make it to the reunion this fall. As for the last 10 years...spent 4 years as a State's Attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland. From there went to a private firm that specialized in medical malpractice litigation. Didn't enjoy it at all, so left after a year to pursue a wonderful non-law opportunity. Married an amazing man in 1999 and we have a 2-1/2 year old little boy who is just fantastic beyond words. After he was born I became a full-time mom, and I have never been happier! If you ever want to say hi, you can get me at firstname.lastname@example.org (6/04)
Loyda E. Rivera
Upon graduating from BU Law, I worked at the US environmental Protection Agency, Boston Office, until February 1997, when I decided to return to my home, Puerto Rico, and join a law firm. I am now a commercial real estate attorney in a very prestigious firm.
In 1999 I married; and in 2000, my husband and I welcomed our first child, Sofia Raquel. In 2003, our second daughter, Valeria Isabel, was born. I was blessed to have been able to return home to Puerto Rico and build a profitable career in a practice area and environment that I love, while keeping a nurturing and fulfilling home life. (6/04)
After getting engaged on the evening before our law school graduation, Renee Lynn Starr ('94) (now Renee Starr Rivlin) and I moved to New York. We were married a year later, and now have two children, Madison (6) and Alex (4). Renee worked for two years as an employment law litigator for Vedder, Price, Kaufman, Kammholz & Day. She is now home with the kids, doing charity work for several community groups and tearing up the area tennis leagues.
I started out doing environmental law at McCarter & English in New Jersey. I left after a bit over a year for Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where I worked as an environmental attorney for over 5 years. I left Cravath just before 9/11 to join a number of Cravath alums (including Henry Morgenbesser, BU '83?) at Allen & Overy, a large UK-based firm (2,500 lawyers worldwide) which is building a U.S. practice -- I run the U.S. environmental group, which is part of a global group with 50 environmental lawyers. My practice is fairly broad, with a focus on advising clients on environmental risk in corporate transactions and environmental compliance under US and EU law.
I also have been doing climate change work for the World Bank and advising investment banks and other clients on asbestos and other "toxic torts". It would be great to hear from old friends. Our home email is email@example.com, and my office email is firstname.lastname@example.org."(5/03)
Andrew L. Rochester
I recently formed a new law firm, Morgenstern & Rochester in Cherry Hill, NJ. We concentrate in the fields of family law and appellate law primarily in South and Central New Jersey. 5/5/06
Linda Rekas Sloan
I was recently named a partner at the Providence law firm of Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc. I practice primarily in the areas of insolvency/bankruptcy law and business litigation. (7/04)
Andrew P. Strehle
Andrew was elected as a member by the law firm of Brown Rudnick Freed & Gesmer on December 12, 2001. Mr. Strehle practices in the Banking and Finance section of the firm, focusing in the areas of commercial lending, bankruptcy, and business and commercial law. Mr. Strehle joined Brown Rudnick in 1994 after graduating cum laude from the Boston University School of Law. (1/02)
Jeffrey E. Swaim
Mirick O’Connell is pleased to announce that Jeffrey E. Swaim has been named partner at the law firm.
Jeffrey E. Swaim joined the firm in 1995 as an associate and has been concentrating his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions, equity financing, and general corporate/business matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Swaim was a senior claims examiner for Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Company. He received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Mr. Swaim is a member of the American, Massachusetts and Worcester County Bar Associations. He is a resident of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Mirick O’Connell is a full-service law firm with offices in Worcester, Boston, and Westborough, Massachusetts. Founded in 1916, Mirick O'Connell combines leadership, experience, and quality of professional services in a respected law firm. The firm’s principal service departments are Business and Corporate Law; Trust and Estate Planning; Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization; Labor and Employment; Litigation; and Land Use. Specialized practice groups at the firm include cross-department groups in areas such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Public and Private Offerings, Intellectual Property, Municipal Law, Public Law/Public Finance, Environmental Law, Employment Litigation, Business and Securities Litigation, and Employee Benefits. (6/04)
Larry Vernaglia was made a partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in March of 2001. Larry has worked in firm's Boston office for the last five years. He concentrates in health care law, representing health care providers in regulatory and transactional matters. He and his wife Liz had their first baby, John, last year. (11/01)
David "Woody" Weinstock
I live in Phoenix with my wife, Allison. Benjamin, our first child, was born on January 30, 2003. In August 2002, I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. The title of my dissertation was, "Implications of Individual Attachment Styles for Adult Empathy and Other Emotional Responses." I am in the process of creating a private forensic psychology practice with a focus on child custody evaluations. I am also doing some work in family and couples therapy. If you'd like to say hello, I can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. (3/03)
Chauncey spent the last two years working as a public defender in Maryland. On September 1 he returned to the Boston area and created the new law firm of Shea, Larocque, and Wood, which specializes in criminal defense. Chauncey has had a string of appellate successes lately, securing six consecutive reversals of felony convictions in the Massachusetts courts (all reported decisions).
Chauncey and his wife, Lisa Kavanaugh (also a criminal defense attorney), recently bought a home in Somerville, Massachusetts where they hope to stay for a long time. (9/02)
A proud father of two kids, I have been working out of Beijing and Washington D.C. offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP in the past two years on the legal preparation for 2008 Olympics, representing the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee. (6/04)
George P. Attisano
I was recently named Special Counsel at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel in New York City, where I specialize in Mutual Fund law. I reside with my wife, Phyllis, in Upper Montclair, N.J., with our two boys, Charlie (9) and William (7), and our two-year-old Labrador Retriever, Archie. Former Blue Laws, Follies members and other alumni can contact me. (6/06)
For nigh on ten years I have been a sole practitioner in Melrose, Mass. I concentrate on the areas of wills, trusts, estates, probate, and real estate. My daughter just moved back from the West Coast where she worked in casting, predominantly in films; she is currently living and working in New York City and we're happy to have her so much closer to home. Our eighteen-year-old son is settled at college for his first year (with rarely a call home), and that leaves our sixteen-year-old son home alone with free access to all computers and televisions. In recent years, I have cut back on time spent on the League of Women Voters and educational improvement committees to devote more time to my family. Common frustrations aside, I find my career rewarding and family life a joy. (8/05)
In June 2005, I left Latham & Watkins and took a position in-house at The Walt Disney Company, where I practice Intellectual Property law, including motion picture industry copyright litigation. (6/05)
Amber L. Eck Duby
I live in San Diego with my husband (fellow BU Law alum) Jeff Duby and our two daughters, Jordyn (2) and Kathryn (5 months). After a brief two-year stint at a defense firm, I joined Milberg Weiss in San Diego (now Lerach Coughlin) and have been representing shareholders in securities class actions for the past eight years. I was made partner last year. Jeff is an international tax consultant, formerly with Arthur Andersen, and now with Deloitte.
We still keep in touch with David & Chagusa Feniger (at DOJ in DC), Art Shingler (Scott & Scott in San Diego), Alan Adler (at Oak Tree in LA) and Lou Antosh (in OC). We're not going to make it to the reunion, but would love to hear what everyone's been up to, so hope other people are submitting notes, too! (8/05)
Deborah Gale Evans
I live in Charlestown with my husband, Matt, and my two children, Jack (5) and Katie (3). Finding time to spend with my family has presented a big challenge over the past five years, but I finally seem to have struck a good balance. Previously, I worked at Alston & Bird in Atlanta and at Skadden Arps in Boston, where I represented defendants in securities class actions. I also spent one year at Berman DeValerio & Pease in Boston representing shareholders in securities class actions.
Presently, I work at Michaels & Ward, where I represent clients in SEC investigations and other regulatory actions, advise national and regional brokerage firms, registered representatives, and investors in securities related matters, and represent broker-dealers and other financial services institutions in employment and ERISA matters in state and federal court.
Last year, I trained and ran in the Boston Marathon with the American Liver Foundation - a fantastic experience, which I recommend to anyone who has ever considered giving it a try.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. Please email me if you are coming and would like to try to get together outside of the regularly scheduled events. (8/05)
After practicing law with the Boston, Massachusetts firm of Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, Marc relocated to California to pursue a career in screen writing. He sold a screenplay entitled "Musical Chairs" to The Bubble Factory and joined the writing staff of the television show, "The Practice." (11/01)
Laura (Stephens) Khoshbin
I am an attorney at The Partners OGC, the law office for the Mass. General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital (and their corporate affiliates).I focus on general corporate matters and issues involving patient care - mainly consent to (and refusal of) medical care, and legal issues at the beginning and end of life. My husband, Shahram Khoshbin, M.D., practices neurology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Shah and I teach an undergraduate course in medicine, law, and ethics at Harvard College. We have a four-year-old daughter, Amy (who attends our class, too!). (6/05)
Richard was promoted to partner in the Intellectual Property group at the Washington, D.C. office of McDermott, Will & Emery in January 2002. Currently, he is practicing trademark law and expecting first child in August 2002 with wife Lauree.' (4/02)
James B. Kraus
Well, we lost San Remo v. S.F. in the U.S. Supreme Court, but I'm optimistic about another case we have in the Calif. Supreme Court. Lots of appellate property rights work and a backstage pass to Siouxsie Sioux keep me very happy here at ZULPC. (8/05)
Frank F. Martinez
I recently opened a solo law practice in New York City. The Law Offices of Frank F. Martinez, LLC primarily focuses on employment law counseling and training for management. I also represent individuals in certain limited employment law matters. (6/06)
Kristin is a corporate bankruptcy associate at Fagel & Haber in Chicago. Kristin has been involved with several writing projects and seminars covering Revised Article 9. She recently published an article in the Illinois Bar Journal entitled, "The Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act: The Birth and Death of an E-Commerce Approach?" She writes "In my free time, I indulge in my life-long passion for overseas travel. This year will be so busy for the corporate bankruptcy practice that I fear my travels will be limited to a few trips in the western U.S. (11/01)
Carla (Munroe) Moynihan
In October 2001, James Moynihan '95 and I got married (after 7 years together!) in Harwichport, MA and honeymooned in Italy. Fellow BU Law alumni at the wedding included Irene Magish Bassock (matron of honor), Felicia Jackson and Robert Norton. Plus, we had Dana Rousmaniere from the BU Law Alumni Office as a special guest! I'm still practicing environmental and land use law with Choate Hall & Stewart's Real Estate Department. I've been fortunate to stay in touch with many classmates through alumni functions. Hope everyone else is doing well." (1/02)
After graduation, I spent a number of years as a litigation associate with the Boston offices of Day, Berry & Howard LLP, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, and Robinson & Cole. My legal practice focused largely on insurance coverage and commercial litigation. More recently, I completed a D.Phil. (PhD) in Law at Oxford University, concentrating in International Law, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law. I also spent time with Harvard Law School as a Visiting Researcher and taught at BU Law as an adjunct faculty member.
At present, I have a one-year position as a Supreme Court Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, which will continue through August 2006. I spend most of my time briefing foreign justices, dignitaries, parliamentarians, etc. on the workings of the Court and the American legal system, as well as running the Judicial Intern Program and handling other projects. I’m on the administrative side, as opposed to the law side, so I don’t have much contact with the Justices unless they’re meeting with foreign visitors or have a specialized research project. Nonetheless, it’s a great place to be--lots going on and interesting people to meet.
On a personal note, I got married seven years ago. My wife is a Director in Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services practice and we have two kids, a boy (5) and a daughter (almost 3). It would be great to catch up with former classmates. You can reach me by e-mail. (6/06)
Ian C. Pilarczyk
Ian C. Pilarczyk is self-employed as a position trader specializing in closed-end funds, and serves as mediator for the Massachusetts district courts and Executive Director of the Karol Pilarczyk Foundation, Inc. He recently established the Phoenix Fund at www.prosper.com (all BU alumni welcome!) and is a frequent political affairs contributor to the "Cambridge Chronicle". He begins a two-year term as President of the McGill Alumni Association of Boston this fall. 7/19/06
Andrea married Jeff Hellman on October 21, 2001. BU Law alumni in attendance were Debra (Heller) Hand ('88), Erika (Miller) Montag ('95) and Amy Pandit ('95). Andrea is an associate with Allyn & Fortuna in New York City, practicing commercial litigation. (1/02)
Known as Paul at BU, was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Court of Federal Claims, on May 27. (2/04)
Thomas was recently elected to the partnership of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, where his practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent litigation. (2/04)
I was elected partner at Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C. in March 2005. I practice in the areas of business, commercial and securities defense litigation, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (6/06)
The family has grown again with the birth on January 22 of my son, Jeremy Samuel Rosenbaum. My wife, Alyssa Wiener, and Jeremy's big sisters, Adara and Yardena, all are doing great. My practice continues in the Private Client Department at Palmer & Dodge LLP, in Boston. In addition, I recently received a faculty appointment as a Lecturer at Law at Harvard Law School, where I teach Wills & Trusts this semester. (2/02)
Annapoorni R. Sankaran
I am a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP and practice in the area of commercial litigation. I am also currently president of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston and the vice chair of the Judciary Committee of the North American South Asian Bar Association. I will be getting married August 2006 and, for fun, I enjoy motoring in my Mini Cooper (S of course). You can contact me at email@example.com. 5/2/06
Jimmy Miguel Santos
In October 2003, Jimmy M. Santos '95 opened his own law practice, the Law Offices of Jimmy M. Santos, PLLC, in Brooklyn, New York. After doing mostly litigation in the areas of civil rights, employment and commercial litigation under the stewardship of three excellent solo practitioners in the NY metro area, Jimmy decided it was time to "branch out" on his own. His practice will concentrate in the fields of civil rights, employment discrimination, employment law litigation (all on behalf of plaintiffs), and commercial litigation. If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy at 718-797-1840, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. (11/03)
I am currently the Senior Public Advocacy Specialist for the State University of New York in Kabul, Afghanistan, after serving for one year training Afghan judges and prosecutors for the Asia Foundation. Since graduation, I worked as a domestic violence shelter Community Coordinator, Assistant Prosecutor and legal specialist in Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Iraq. (6/06)
Ralph N. Sianni
Ralph joined Duane Morris, focusing his practice in the area of reorganization and finance. (1/02)
Laura is a staff attorney in the office of the General Counsel for Partners HealthCare System where she focuses primarily on corporate and patient care matters.
Laura and her husband, Shahram Khoshbin, are also the proud new parents of daughter Amy, who was born in August. In their spare time this fall, Laura and Shah will be teaching an undergraduate course in law and medicine. (9/02)
Nikos D. Tsonis
The law firm of Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP in Boston, announced on February 1, 2001 that Nikos D. Tsonis joined the firm's Corporate Group and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.
A cum laude graduate of Yale University, Mr. Tsonis earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1995. In 1996, he earned his M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Tsonis has a wide range of experience in preparing and negotiating documents for private and public mergers, venture capital financing, leveraged recapitalizations and licensing for Internet portals and retailers. He has drafted and negotiated documents for: the sale and merger of an Internet consulting company, the initial public offering of an Internet telephone company and the venture capital financing of an Internet radio company. His other transactional work included the sale of the products line of a biotechnology company and the public merger of two electronic paging companies.
Mr. Tsonis currently resides in Brookline, MA. Mr. Tsonis is a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a participant in Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC), an Internet networking organization, and co-founder of IDEA EXCHANGE, an entrepreneur-networking group. (2/02)
My wife Caroline and I recently celebrated the birth of our 2nd daughter, Sasha Estelle, on July 4, 2002. Our first daughter, Zoë Alexis, was born March 3, 2001. I have been practicing law with the firm of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in Miami, Florida since September 2000. Our firm specializes exclusively in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. I practice with another fellow BU Law alum, Michelle Melin-Niemeyer (Class of '91), who is a junior partner in the firm." (7/02)
After 1½ years as VP, Director of Strategic Growth for Juno Online Services in New York City, I have returned to Boston for good as a consultant with the start-up office of Organic, Inc., an international Professional Internet Services Firm. I am eager to be back in touch with former classmates and Follies alum. My new email is email@example.com. (4/03)
I am still at Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP and have moved to the firm's corporate department, specializing in M&A, finance and securities. (8/02)
Cynthia and I have two terrific girls -- Anna, age 7 months, and Julia, who's almost three. I'm practicing law in Charleston, West Virginia. My practice focuses on plaintiffs' consumer and employment law and civil rights litigation. (11/01)
My current thread focuses on relational contract theory and its application to employment law. As a result of all of this, I received a position at the University of Conn., where I currently teach. No less important, my wife Laura and I just had a baby boy (Ryan), who was born on Sept. 2nd. We live in Bridgeport, Conn., but plan on moving closer to Hartford to be nearer to UConn and to take advantage of cheaper housing prices. (6/05)
In November 2003, I left the firm I joined immediately after graduating from BU law to join the law firm Browne & Woods LLP, a business trial firm in Beverly Hills, California. Effective July 1, 2004, I was named a partner of the firm. We handle a variety of matters, with a special emphasis on business trial work. (7/04)
Gregory T. Casamento
On November 3rd, 2001 Gregory T. Casamento was inducted into the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame. Gregory was a three time Washington Township Christmas Tournament champion, a District 27 runner-up in 1986 and District 27 champion in 1987 and 1988; a Region 7 runner-up in 1987; and Region 7 and state champion at 188 pounds in 1988.
Casamento compiled a 33-0 record as a senior to complete a 77-21-0 career under the late Frank McAleer. He earned back-to-back All-South Jersey honors in football (a Brooks-Irvine Scholar-Athlete as a senior) and wrestling. He established Cherry Hill East school records for most pins in a single season and career; most wins in a single season and career; and most team points in a single season and career.
Winning the state title in overtime in Princeton's Jadwin Gymnasium was Greg's most memorable athletic highlight. Casamento went on to Boston University where he compiled a 101-26-2 career record under Coach Carl Adams. A team captain for two years and the team MVP in 1991, he won the New England conference 177-pound title in 1991 and 1992 and earned the Homer Barr Award for most team points in a four-year career at Boston University. Greg qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Tournament twice.
Greg went to Law School at Boston University and then joined the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate from 1996-2000 receiving a Navy Achievement Medal and a Navy Commendation Medal for his two tours while earning a diploma from the Naval War College. Currently he is a Litigation Associate with Owen & Davis PC in Manhattan, New York and lives with his wife Valerie Lacourciere-Casamento in Forest Hills, NY.' Greg can be reached by his classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org. (3/02)
Last year I became associated with the law firm of Baldi, Cepparulo & Williams, where I practice in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business and Civil Litigation. My wife Chari gave birth to our daughter, Marissa Cara, in January (see pictures at our website). In addition to active participation in the Bucks County Bar Association I have also been appointed to the Joint Newtown Historic Commission. I am currently taking classes at Temple University, in its LLM in taxation program, for a certificate in Estate Planning. I can be reached at email@example.com. (4/03)
David Andrew Copland
I am pleased to announce the birth of our son Daniel on January 21, 2005, in Dresden, Germany. I still do trademark work with Wildman Harrold, but since late 2003 have been living in Dresden with my wife and daughter. (6/05)
Laura Boris Crosby
We're living in the Northern California East Bay and have two daughters - Shannon - 3 years old and Kathryn - 1 year old. Philip started his own law firm in 2003 and I work for Berkeley National Lab. We hope you're all well. Thanks! 6/27/06
Jessica June Davis
Jessica, of Baltimore, MD., was running for mayor of the city of Baltimore when she wrote. She hosts a daily radio program called The Moral Agenda on WBGR 860 AM. (2/04)
As I write this, I am sitting in the Green Zone in Baghdad, where I am working on projects designed to aid Iraqis in establishing their newly elected national assembly. Prior to coming to Baghdad, I traveled to Cambodia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and the United Arab Emirates, where I helped build democracy and administer elections. The work was fascinating and the rewards of helping nations take their first steps toward democracy were extraordinary. Not surprisingly, the work has allowed me to see much of the world in my leisure time. I expect my next destination to be South America. (6/06)
Katherine was married in 2001 to Lief Tsai at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. They honeymooned in the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, Australia. Sumilu Cue (BU Law '94) was the matron of honor. BU Law alumni in attendance included fellow classmates Christine DeSanze, Scott Anthony, Lisa Gomez, Eric Rogers, and Joshua Sun.(4/02)
My wife Ivy and I have been living in Miami, Florida since leaving BU in 1996. We have a lovely 2 year old daughter, Julianna.
Professionally, I have been with Boston-based InterGen Energy since graduation. I am responsible for project development and project management activities for InterGen's large scale power generation projects in Latin America. (3/02)
Steve left the Silicon Valley firm of Fenwick & West, as of May 1st, 2003, to pursue his own independent Intellectual Property Licensing practice. He writes: "I am happy to report that the new venture is going very well, and that I love the freedom of being my own boss. Now, on to much more exciting news: for the last year and a half, I have been working with a producer in San Francisco to complete my first CD of original music -- it's pop and rock, with a nice acoustic feel -- and just a couple of weeks ago I learned that a grammy-winning producer in New York City wants to remix the CD. I anticipate that the CD will be ready for sale by mid-December. I'll keep you posted! I would love to hear from all my old friends at BU Law, and especially from all my partners in crime from Legal Follies. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org." (10/03)
Kuni has been elected to serve as the President of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (7/02)
Kristin Taylor Randall
In January 2001, Mitch and I were blessed with the addition of Jack to our family. After extending my maternity leave, I finally decided not to return to my trademark practice at Morrison & Foerster. In February 2002, we moved to a small town in the Colorado Rockies, where I am staying home to raise Jack and taking on very small trademark projects. (7/02)
J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo
Frank is now an associate in the northern New Jersey law firm of Gaccione, Pomaco & Beck, P.C., in Belleville, New Jersey. He is concentrating in the areas of employment litigation, education law and federal and state election law compliance and litigation.
Frank also practices general commercial litigation. He is active with the Essex County Bar Young Lawyers Division, and a member of the NJ State and Essex County Bar Labor and Employment Law, Government Law and School Law Sections. (10/01)
Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Announced that Lenin Arthanari joined Gust Rosenfeld's Commercial Section on December 17, 2001.
Mr. Arthanari practices in the areas of general commercial and corporate law. He represents clients in asset-based and real estate-based financing transactions, loan workouts, mergers/acquisitions, corporate formations, shareholder agreements and similar matters. He also handles real property acquisition and disposition transactions and matters relating to financial derivatives such as swaps, options and futures.
Before joining Gust Rosenfeld, Mr. Arthanari was a consultant to The DotCom.Team and Associate Corporate Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs for Farnam Companies, Inc. From 1998-2000, he was an associate attorney in Phoenix for a national law firm. Immediately after graduating from law school, he was an attorney in the litigation consulting group for one of the Big Six accounting firms. During the summers while in law school, he was employed by a New York City law firm, Nomura Securities International, Inc. and the New York City Department of Investigation. He was an associate at Nomura Capital Services, Inc. in New York City for two years.
From January 1990 to June 1992, Mr. Arthanari was an analyst with Credit Suisse/First Boston in New York City. He was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1997. (3/02)
After initially practicing at a private law firm in LA, I moved over to the public sector taking a position as a Public Defender. (Will Jay: can you believe that?). Most of my friends and colleagues thought I was moving in the wrong direction. For sure, my pay was cut in half. I had no idea then that that move would lead me to working in the Hague as an Associate Legal Officer at United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Office of the Prosecutor (ICTY). I have no complaints and much to be thankful for, but I do miss family and friends back home. (10/02)
Jennifer has been appointed an associate in the Intellectual Property Group of the law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. She will be working out of the Washington DC office, focusing her practice in domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and copyright law.
I have been working in a combined business and legal role for a small software developer and media company in the world of sports. The company has developed some unique technology for management of player personnel decision-making and the salary cap in several different professional sports, including the NBA, NFL and NHL. (2/03)
Inna (Shtivelband) Landsman
I am a registered patent attorney. I recently founded a law firm devoted to the practice of patent law. My website is Sciencelawyer.com. I live in Arlington MA with my husband, Seth, who expects to receive his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003." (8/02)
Denise C. Lane-White
Blank Rome recently elevated me to partner in their Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. On a personal note, I am now the mother of two wonderful sons, aged two and six months. (6/06)
Phillip J. Lartigue
I married my beautiful fiancee of 2 years, Osula Rushing, in August of 2000 in Roxbury Massachusetts. BU Law alums in my wedding party included Silvio Tavares and Richard Perryman.
After law school, I became an Assistant manager/Alternative dispute resolution analyst of a project involving a class action lawsuit against John Hancock Financial Services.
After 3 years of working at Hancock, I decided to pursue my dream career in sports management. My wife and I relocated to Washington DC last May. I am now the Director of Mid-Atlantic Recruiting for SportsWest Management based in Oakland California. We had three draft picks in this year's NFL draft but we expect much more next year. Feel free to look up my company's website ... and yes... I am like Jerry Maguire. (5/02)
On May 1, 2001 I joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as an Assistant General Counsel. Previously, I had worked in the Washington DC office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP since September 1997 as a litigation associate with an emphasis in insurance coverage and banking. I attended law school so that I may become a civil rights attorney and I am thankful to BU and K&L for preparing me for this opportunity. I may be reached at email@example.com, (410) 486-9168, or at 2645 Deer Park Road, Finksburg, Maryland 21048-2211. (1/02)
In April 2006 I joined Santa Clara University School of Law as the Assistant Director for Law Career Development. 5/11/06
After being admitted to the Florida Bar in July, 1997, I worked in St. Petersburg and Tampa for about three years. I began working for Holland & Knight in Tampa in June, 1999, and in August, 2000 applied for a transfer to our then-new Chicago office. I've since passed the Illinois Bar, and plan to make Chicago my home. Friends can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (5/03)
Leslie is a public finance associate in the New York office of Brown & Wood LLP. She is a member of the bar in New York, New Jersey and California. (11/01)
Christian C.D. Petersen
In the fall of 2004, I transferred from the Paul Hastings office in Washington D.C. to its Hong Kong office. My practice is focused on project finance in Asia - with a particular emphasis on oil & gas related projects in China and India. My wife, Reyhane,and I now have two children - Isabelle (5) and Sebastian (3). If any of my former classmates visit Hong Kong, please let me know. (6/06)
I started working for Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) soon after graduation, and was promoted to Chief of Staff earlier this year. I manage a staff of about 35, including 5 lawyers who handle the policy issues. I spent my first years on staff learning policy and drafting bills (I can point to sections of the code I've drafted) and now I focus on political issues as well. Despite the long hours and high pressure environment, I can't imagine a better place to work. Shawna and I expect our first child in December, and couldn't be happier." (10/02)
I can't believe that come November will be the fifth year anniversary for my Texas Law License! And what's more remarkable is the fact that I am still employed at the same place- the Harris County District Attorney's office. I have survived floods of monumental proportions, a heat like you will never imagine, and a downtown with so much construction that its hard to tell from day to day how you will get to the office.
After paying my dues as a misdemeanor prosecutor, a junior felony prosecutor, a juvenile prosecutor, and a post conviction writ assignment, I was promoted to the Felony 2 level in September of 2000. No pay raise but certainly an elevated blood pressure with the responsibility of prosecuting serious aggravated felonies (murders, aggravated robberies, rapes, etc). I recently volunteered for a rotation in our Child Abuse Division. I now handle the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases in 4 of Harris County's 19 District Courts. I work on everything from assisting officers in the early part of investigations, to drafting search warrants, to filing charges, to trial.
No day is ever the same: some days involve being in court all day long negotiating cases, other days I "hit" the streets with our Investigators looking for witnesses, other days I meet with victims and their families, and other days I am in trial. I'm grateful for the broad based education and experience I received at BU Law and especially in the Criminal Clinic. It certainly helped get me prepared for life as a big city prosecutor. Maybe that's why I have lasted so long." (10/02)
Patricia Ann Ades Vanstory
My husband and I are the proud parents of two baby girls. Sylvan Rainie (2 years, 8 mos) and Faye Rhiannon (9 mos) continue to delight us. 5/6/06
Keigh has been working as an associate for the entertainment law firm of Rudolph & Beer, LLP. In addition to that, he manages the musician Chris Deckera. (10/01)
I am an associate at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC in New York City. My practice primarily focuses on products liability and tort litigation. I am engaged to be married in June 2006 to Steven Jaffe, who works in real estate. We live in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. I would love to hear from any of my classmates.
Mary (Osterbauer) Bejar ('98) married Benjamin Bejar ('98) on September 29, 2001 at the Back Bay Hilton in Boston, MA. Mary was recently promoted to Corporate Counsel of Aearo Company in Southbridge, MA, where she has worked since 1996.
Mary is responsible for, among other things, managing the corporation's intellectual property assets, managing key litigation cases through outside counsel, and maintaining and preparing the books for shareholder's and board of directors' meetings.
After 3+ years in private law firm practice, Ben recently joined the Appeals Bureau of the Middlesex DA's Office in Cambridge, MA as an Assistant District Attorney. His responsibilities include nearly all facets of post-conviction criminal practice and is loving every minute of it. Ben and Mary are looking forward to seeing their fellow Class of '98 classmates at the upcoming 5-year reunion...(2/03)
After 4 years as an appellate prosecutor in the Middlesex DA's office, my wife Mary (Osterbauer JD '98) and our two sons (Jacob and Samuel) moved to Minnesota where I am clerking for the Hon. Kevin G. Ross of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. I hope to continue my career as a prosecutor after my clerkship ends in August '07. If any fellow '98 grads will be in the MN area, please email me. Best regards to all. 10/24/06
Alexander H. Bopp
Alex moved back to Washington, DC in 2004, where he joined Mark Schamel (BU Law Class of '98) at the firm of Coburn & Schertler. Alex is busy working to enhance Coburn & Schertler's civil practice group, while Mark continues to work as a criminal defense attorney. Alex can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. (2/05)
In the spring of 2000, shortly after leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore to join what was then Sidley & Austin in New York, I was given an unexpected opportunity to clerk for a federal district judge, the Honorable Lawrence L. Piersol, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (By the way, South Dakota is a great state -- I highly recommend it.) In October 2001, I rejoined the litigation group at the newly merged Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York." (1/02)
I am currently a staff attorney at the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, working on child welfare issues and health care policy. (My husband, Andy Barry, and I moved to Nebraska after we were married in the summer of 2003.) I am happy to say that our daughter, Cate, was born in April of this year. (6/06)
Right after the Bar Exam, I started working for Resounding Technology in a non-legal capacity on internet voice communication technology called "Roger Wilco". After a merger with an online game service company (where I learned that "Put Right" clauses in merger agreements are Golden!), I spent two years at Playnet, Inc. in Texas as a game designer and assistant producer, making Online Computer Games, specifically World War II Online. I'm now working on another online computer game project that should be released in the next handful of months. I'm also researching a retail business plan. Instead of suits and ties, I wear Hawaiian shirts and shorts. And the commute to my office is measured in feet, not miles. Did I mention that I make my own hours, too? I've been very pleased to find out how well the legal education from BU Law has proved to be useful in both the business and design process. You too can escape the actual practice of law firstname.lastname@example.org" (10/02)
I have just completed my four year tour of duty with the Army JAG at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Something must be in the water down there, since my wife Maria and I now have two beautiful baby girls, Isabel (2 years) and Corina (4 months). We now live in Chicago, and I am a first year student at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business working towards my MBA in the full-time program. Drop me a line at email@example.com. (11/03)
Dawn recently moved back to Boston to join Ropes and Gray after working as an associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in Los Angeles, CA since graduation. (11/01)
Jae, an associate at Carpenter, Bennett & Morrissey in New Jersey, was installed as President-elect of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey. He practices labor and employment law. Jae also recently married the lovely Cynthia Bruning of Westchester, New York. The couple was married at the Bronx Zoo. (4/02)
Adam is back in the United States after spending 2 years in Italy. He spent several months in the Persian Gulf and off the coast of Iraq during the war. He is teaching Criminal Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Law of the Sea, and Rules of Engagement at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. If anyone is passing through the area please look him up or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (2/04)
Alice (McMath) McCune and Shawn McCune
Alice and Shawn are excited to announce the birth of their son, Matheson Robert McCune. He was born on May 28, 2003, weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. and was 21 inches long. Shawn is still working at Dewey Ballantine, LLP, in New York City concentrating on Private Equity. Alice was working in a New Jersey firm concentrating on Trusts and Estates. However, Alice is going to take an hiatus from the law to take care of her baby son! (8/03)
Julia recently accepted a litigation associate position with Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May's Oakland office. As a result of the job switch, she now lives in San Francisco. (11/01)
In May 2001, I joined the San Francisco office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, where I specialize in government contracts and export/import law. I am back and forth between San Francisco and Los Angeles a lot, and would love to hear from other alumni in the area! You can e-mail me at email@example.com. (1/02)
In June 2005, I joined the Law Department at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where I am Senior Staff Counsel for the Unmanned Systems programs. If you are ever in the Southern Calif. area, please email me. (6/06)
Christine has been working at Lawyers Weekly in Boston, since graduating in 1998 and becoming a member of the Massachusetts bar. She is currently the Managing Editor of the website department at Lawyers Weekly. In the last two years, she has also been studying Reiki, a touch-based energy healing system similar to acupuncture. She now sees some clients for Reiki treatments in Brighton, MA. You can email Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org. (10/03)
Jennifer Martin Reynolds
After staying at home with my son for the past 16 months, I have returned to work in a non-lawyer capacity as a legal recruiter at Northwest Legal Search, Inc. in Portland, Ore. Feel free to get in touch. (6/06)
Mark E. Schamel
Our firm has undergone a change. Alex Bopp and I are now working for Schertler & Onorato, LLP. (6/05)
Lana Chiariello Vernon
After working for one year as a litigation associate with the law firm of Holland & Knight in Tampa, Florida, Lana began serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anne C. Conway in the Middle District of Florida, Orlando.
In August 1999, she married Scott Vernon of Gainesville, Florida in a small ceremony (including Elvis) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. They moved to Reno, Nevada, in September of 2000 where Lana clerks for the Honorable Melvin T. Brunetti on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. (10/01)
On Nov. 2, 2004, I won a two-way race to become Governor's Counselor for the 8th District, which covers 93 communities in Western Mass. I ran with the support of former gubernatorial candidates Robert Reich and Warren Tolman, and won the four-way Democratic primary in September on a progressive platform. (6/05)
In 2000 Michaeleen Earle B.A. '96 and JD 99' and I were married in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Michaeleen was recently named Legislative Director and Counsel to Congresswoman Denise Majette (D-GA). I am a Federal Prosecutor with US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, National Criminal Enforcement Section in DC We would love to hear from our friends from law school, especially those in the DC area. (3/03)
In February of 2001, I left the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue to join the firm of Morrison Cohen Singer & Weinsein, LLP where I am an associate working in litigation and entertainment law. (2/02)
I recently left the Dept. of Justice, Antitrust Division, where I had been working exclusively on health care matters. I've since joined the Alliance of Community Health Plans, an association of 11 non-for-profit and provider-based health plans, and will be working on legislative and regulatory initiatives to improve the quality of health care. (4/02)
Alex is practicing at Kirkland & Ellis, specializing in the area of securitization. He writes "The Banking LLM program opened up a whole new world for me." Ayo Okesanya '99 of the International Banking LLM program recently joined the firm as well. (11/01)
Douglas has recently joined the Boston law firm The McCabe Group where he works as a litigation attorney.(2/02)
I have been working as a prosecutor for the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office since graduation. I specialize in prosecuting felony sex crimes, specifically focusing on suspects located through the use of DNA. I am happily married to a NYC Detective I met on the job. WE welcomed our daughter, Ava Parker, on October 14, 2002. She is now 17 months old and our little princess! Hope everyone is enjoying life as much as we are... (6/04)
David joined the US division of Invensys, PLC, a British-owned industrial technology and engineering company, as Counsel in the Corporate Law Group, specializing in technology licensing and mergers & acquisitions. (6/04)
Jamie left Kaye Scholer in New York this past summer to move to San Francisco where he has joined the National Health Law Practice of Epstein Becker & Green. He will focus on litigation within the Health industry as well as continuing his antitrust work. (10/03)
J. Cater Randolph, II
Mettler, Shelton, Randolph & Marek partner, J. Cater Randolph, II has been selected as a member of the board of directors of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Since its inception in 1929, The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce has been the forum for business to provide leadership, education and advocacy for the Town of Palm Beach to continue to prosper and to encourage and promote business interests in the Town of Palm Beach.
Having joined Mettler, Shelton, Randolph & Marek more than five years ago, Mr. Randolph practices in the areas of trust and estate planning and administration. He has particular knowledge and experience in the areas of trust creation, both revocable and irrevocable, estate, gift and charitable tax planning; the preparation of wills and advance directives; retirement planning and the administration of estates and trusts.
In addition to his duties as a director of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Randolph serves as a director of the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults and of the Palm Beach Civic Association and the Palm Beach Community Chest/United Way. He is also involved with numerous other community, civic and charitable organizations including the Norton Museum of Art and the Palm Beach and Martin County Community Foundation.
Mr. Randolph received an LLM in taxation, with an emphasis on estate planning from Boston University, and both his BSBA in finance, and his JD from University of Florida. Established in 1962, Mettler, Shelton, Randolph & Marek has a forty-year history in Palm Beach meeting the trust and estate, probate, real estate and general business needs of area residents and others throughout Florida. (7/04)
Gary E. Redente
After serving as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City for fifteen months, Gary E. Redente has joined the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. His practice involves products liability, toxic torts, and commercial litigation. (11/01)
My wife, Heather, and I are proud new parents of our daughter, Morgan Sally Robinson, who was born in NYC on February 3, 2002. (3/02)
Alfred J. Saikali
Alfred has finished his clerkship with Chief Judge Warner at the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, Florida, and joined the law firm of Carlton Fields, P.A. in Miami in August. He will be practicing toxic tort and product liability law. (1/02)
Joseph resigned as Assistant District Attorney on July 27, 2001 after two years prosecuting cases for Norfolk County District Attorney William R. Keating. He will pursue an LL.M. degree in Taxation at Georgetown University Law Center beginning this fall. (11/01)